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Throttle linkange spring connection

I have a similar problem. I had to remove the gas tank and clean it out so it would start this spring. When I put it back together I can't for the life of me figure out how the spring hooks up to work the throttle. Need diagram illustrating the connection. Engine 135202 type 127. Spring no. 209. Help!

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Goe to briggs and stratton .com and put your model type and code it will bring up your diagram and that will help.

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